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The cost of 5G in Europe

The potential benefits of 5G are enormous, but so are the costs MNOs are facing for rollout.

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Realizing the Value of a Guarantee from a National Credit Tenant

One Del Rio, Texas tower landlord was happy to receive a ten-year rent guarantee on both of his cellular towers. Even though the towers were built in 2004 and are the only towers in the area, he saw the benefit of receiving a guaranteed commitment from a national credit tenant. The landlord was appreciative of…

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500 Percent Penetration

Why More Cell Sites Aren’t Necessarily Better for Landlords In his address at the CTIA Wireless 2009 conven­tion regarding the future of the wire­less industry, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg made a compel­ling case that “500 percent pen­etration is not only possible, it’s probable.” Imagine a day when you not only own a smart phone, but…

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YMCA Funds Scholarships with Cash from Md7

An inner city YMCA in Texas did not want to risk the loss of its wireless tower lease; the money was too important to this charitable organization. By executing a cell tower lease assignment with Md7, the YMCA received over $40,000 in cash, which it used to establish needed scholarship and outreach programs for underprivileged…

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Cell Phones Are Like Hamburgers

Whether or not you are a McDonald’s restaurant fan, there is no denying that the foodservice retailer has one of the most successful business models ever conceived — and not for the reasons you think. When McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc asked a group of business students what business he was in and they replied…

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Lease Prepayment Puts Real Estate Investor On Firm Ground

A Houston real estate investor realized the full value of his monopole cell site when he received an upfront, cash prepayment for a lease assignment he arranged with Md7. He converted monthly rental income that offered limited entrepreneurial potential into a funding source that could significantly impact his business. Given his business plan, having the…

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School Gives Rent Guarantee an A+

A Colorado elementary school was using the rental income received from two cell sites to finance ongoing school programs. One of the cell sites was located on state-granted land. The school belatedly learned that due to the grant provisions, income generated from this site was in fact the property of the state. The school now…

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What is the Market Price for Cell Site Rent?

Md7 Helps Landlords Assess the Value of Their Cell Site and Cell Tower Leases Published in AGL Magazine by Tom Leddo, Md7’s Vice President of Operations What Is It Worth? Everyone wants to get paid what they’re worth. Whether it’s based on principle or pride, it absolutely galls us when someone else gets a better…

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Lease Optimization Isn’t Just a Rent Reduction

Md7 Offers Conventional Wisdom on Necessary Cell Tower and Cell Site Lease Language Published in AGL Magazine by Tom Leddo, Md7’s Vice President of Operations What would you say if the landlord of your apartment building decided to charge you more rent because you upgraded your couch to a sectional with a built in recliner?…

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Why are Cell Site Leases Changing?

MD7’s Top 10 Most Frequently Answered Questions Published in AGL Magazine by Tom Leddo, Md7’s Vice President of Operations Most people don’t like change. It often makes them wary or uneasy as they contemplate what comes next. For the most part, wariness of change is merely a fear of the unknown – like being in…